National Geographic Explorer


Deck Plan and Ship Details

A state-of-the-art, ice-class expedition ship, the Explorer accommodates 148 guests in 81 spacious cabins and is outfitted with the latest tools for exploration.

Public areas include a lounge and bar, a spa, a fitness center, a sauna, and a selection of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. The Explorer's well-stocked library provides a quiet refuge, while the deck offers stunning observation spaces.

The ship carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, as well as hydrophones, HD cameras, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world. A remotely operated vehicle projects images from the ocean's depths to screens in the lounge.

A full-time doctor, an undersea specialist, a photo instructor, a video chronicler, and a wellness specialist accompany every voyage; and Internet access and laundry service are available on board. Our captain and officers welcome guests to the bridge in accordance with our "Open Bridge" policy.

All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities, and climate controls. Some cabins have balconies. Single cabins in Category 2 are highlighted in bright blue on the deck plan below and include cabins 309-312 and 329-334. Single cabins in Category 3 are highlighted in bright pink and include cabins 105, 106, 203, and 208.